Beyond the Horizon – Book Review

Beyond the Horizon

Hi guys! Some of you might remember the book tour I was in back in April called A Question of Loyalty by Jesseca Wheaton. 

Well, I just read her book Beyond the Horizon, it was…amazing! I know some of the blogs and people I know don’t like stories that have people falling in love with them (so please forgive me)!

About the book: Eliana longs to see the world beyond the mountains that tower above Salzburg, Austria, but knows that dream will never see such adventure- and neither will she. Surrounded by a world of cruelty, she lives for the weekly visits of Aron, a boy she met on one of her rambles through the countryside. But as the years pass and she begins to grow older, a new and unwelcome world is opened up to her. On a fateful night at a party she vowed she’d never attend, she comes face to face with a shocking truth. As the world around her teeters on the brink of war, Eliana struggles to figure out just where her loyalty lies; a decision that will drastically change the course of her life. Will she ever be free to see what lies beyond the horizon?

I’d rate this book 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! And any age could read it in my opinion. The book is set in a Christmas Cinderella/WWII setting which makes it awesome! It was an amazing read though way too short ‘cries’. I love long books so seeing the length of this book made me kinda sad…but the plot made up for it!!! I’ve never been really into Cinderella stories cause they are all the same and make me kinda annoyed at the Prince…but the way Jesseca wrote the book made me so excited and happy! I was also really sad about what was going on but you know…it’s WWII, it’s not supposed to leave you with that ‘let’s drink hot cocoa around the fire and sing Kumbaya’ feeling. Either way please check it out if you like Cinderella/WWII stories! 

Okay, see you soon! 

A Question of Loyalty – Book Review

IMG_0142About the book:

A Man. A Brother. A Traitor.

The war has taken everything Micah Wilson has ever held dear, and with all his being he wishes he could do something to stop the heartache. But he often wonders if he’ll

ever be able to move on after the war or forget the brother who left six years before. How can God still have a plan when it seems that the world around him is falling to pieces, to say nothing of his own heart?
Ann Sullivan has seen two brothers changed by the war. And she’s resolved to do something to stop the pain she sees in their eyes from becoming a reality for so many others. The world is on the brink of Normandy when her nursing unit is shipped to England and, while there, an unexpected encounter promises to change her own life . . . forever. But it’s only the beginning. As the war in Europe rages on, Ann is caught in the crossfires. And when the unthinkable happens, she comes face to face with the evil of the Third Reich. Is it possible that the reality of it all is more deadly than even her worst nightmares?
Erich Essler never questioned his duty to his country. All his life he’s struggled to live up to his father’s expectations and bring honor to the Essler name. But when the man he thought of as his only friend turns out to be the enemy, he can no longer rid himself of the questions that continue to torment him. Is what he’s doing really honorable? And does he owe his loyalty to his country . . . or a higher power?
Freedom for Europe dawns on the distant horizon. But in the midst of the fight, four lives will be forever changed, and their loyalty to God and Country brought into question.

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About the Author:
Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age, words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

 

Where you can find the book:

Goodreads                 Author’s Blog                   Amazon

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My Review: 

First off I want to just say this book was…amazing! I was so close to tears at many points (and that’s impressive for me). After reading the first two of Jessica’s books and hearing that there was a book tour I just HAD to be part of it! The morning after I received the book I started reading it and couldn’t stop until I had reached the end.

Favorite character? Now, this might seem like an odd answer once you’ve started reading the book but I really enjoyed the character Arnold and Erich…mostly because of how they act in the ending…why you ask? Well, you’ll have to read the book and find out!!

I’d give this book 5 stars as it was well written, well portrayed, and the characters had such meaning! My favorite thing about the book as it didn’t leave me with that uncomfortable feeling that many books in stores leave you with.

The book had a great message in it! The characters talked with such meaning about their faith to others but didn’t force their beliefs until the other person was ready.

I’d recommend it for 12 and up (though depending on the families decision). This book was super clean and awesome and also displayed the war scenes very well. I’m looking forward to hopefully reading more of Jessica’s work in the near future!

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Want to enter a giveaway to receive a free copy of this book and maybe one more? Well, go check out here a Rafflecopter giveaway and enter!

Looking for other reviews, interviews, and book spotlights?! Check out these other blogs:

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Laura G – Review –  Beautiful Things

Kaylee Harrison – Review – Kaylee’s Kind of Writes

Wednesday, April 24th:

Soliel – Review – Reviews by Soliel

Abby G – Review – Photos by Abby Rose

Libby May – Review – Geoturtle

Thursday, April 25th:

Faith P. – Book Spotlight + Review – Stories by Firefly

Victoria G. – Book Spotlight + Interview – Victoria’s Book Nook

Friday, April 26th: (Release Day)

Molly Anne – Review – Set Apart for Him

Kaitlyn S. – Review – Maidens for Modesty

Saturday, April 27th:

Kellyn Roth – Review – Reveries

Angela Watts – Book Spotlight + Interview – The Peculiar Messenger

Ryan’s Lynn – Interview + Review – Life of Heritage Corner

Kaitlyn K. – Book Spotlight – Twin Thoughts

I definitely recommend you to go check it out!! It’s…amazing!

Snowball and the Missing Apple – Book Review

Hey guys! I know this is another post but I totally forgot I was supposed to post today! I honestly that it was tomorrow. Well oops! Anyways today I’m doing another fun book review called: “Snowball and the Missing Apple” by Amie from Crazy A!

About the author: 

img_9676Amie is a wild, crazy writer who is either daydreaming or talking a hundred miles an hour.  When she is not doing those two things, she is probably reading or jamming on one of the four instruments she plays.  Writing is her overwhelming passion, but she is also passionate about horses, music, acting, photography, blogging, and living life to glorify her Creator and Lord.  She is the second oldest of seven children and enjoys being dramatic with her four sisters. Whether it is in Amie’s writing or in her words, she enjoys making people laughing.

Social links: Blog, Instagram, Youtube, Newsletter

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Such a cute rabbit and cover!!!

 

About the book: Snowball loves apples.  When his apple goes missing, he knows that he must find who took it.  A charming children’s book with funny pictures, an engaging message, and animals.  Perfect for early readers or to read aloud to your 2-5 year old.

 

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My Review: Snowball and the Missing Apple is a cute fun book for young kids! The book has fun drawings in it and the story is very sweet! The story is very short but still adorable and clean. I’d rate it 4 stars! Great job Amie! I hope to see more of your work soon!

 

Want to read more reviews about “Snowball and the Missing Apple”? Check out these other fun blogs for their reviews and interviews!

February 18

Amie  — Snowball day!

Anna — Book review

Mya — Book review

Sam — Interview with Amie and Snowball

February 19

Amie — The process and ideas behind the book.

Faith Blum — Book Spotlight

Jana — Book spotlight

February 20

Amie — The enemy steals the blog

Merie Shen  — Interview with Snowball

Hannah — Book review

Laura Danner — All of the options  

February 21

Amie — Amie talks about her future ideas with Snowball.

Starling  — Interview with Amie and Snowball

February 22

Amie  — Answering questions and a look at the real animals behind the book.

Parker Hankins — Book review and Snowball interview

Rosy Marr — Interview with Amie

Liz  — Book spotlight, review, and interview with Snowball

Mary AKA Maria –– Interview with Snowball

Holly — Interview with Amie

 

February 23

Wrap up post —Amie!

 

Also if you’d like to purchase the book click here!!!